Tuesday, February 21, 2017

tiny houses...

Oh my goodness guys.
I have been totally inspired to play with the dollhouses that have sadly been sitting collecting dust since the fall.  Recently while browsing pinterest for ideas, I came across a blog that I couldn't stop reading.   People are so incredibly talented!! 
If you are into the dollhouses and miniatures,
 check out Cinderalla Moments  -  I promise that you will enjoy looking around.   Along with beautiful photos of her projects,  there are many tutorials to inspire.   I swear,  You will want to build a dollhouse after visiting.

My houses are out on the sunporch,
there is heat out there... but not much and it gets pretty chilly during those cold winter days.

Since it's been in the 60's this week,  Its been nice enough to play.


You see my other baby tucked in behind them?
Soon I'll be getting it wet,  meanwhile I'll do some spring cleaning around all of the houses -
real and tiny.

I decided that I wanted to give the dollhouses a little makeover.  That's always fun!
Wouldn't it be nice if we could just dump out the contents of our own house and start from scratch?

The blue house is going to get a new room.. sorta.
Remember back when I added the sunroom on to the side... it's still my favorite room in this house.
As in real life...  I was never crazy about the open floor plan in this house.  I like little tiny nooks and unexpected spaces.

With the door being in the center of this house it's difficult to make any drastic changes unless I wanted to overhaul the whole thing..  and I'm not qualified to do that. lol.

The only thing that I am going to add is this little wall to separate the kitchen and living areas.
Once I have it in place, next is some trim, wall paper and fresh paint.

Since this one needs the most TLC, I want to take my time and do it right.

The other house,  that I call the pink house,  is in pretty good shape and doesn't need much.  Remember that I bought this one at the goodwill for $8.00 ~ 

The one thing that I did notice with this house is that there was room at the top of that tall bedroom for an attic space.

so I added one.

and it has the same wallpaper as our attic.

I'm really excited about working on the upstairs bedrooms.  I never seem to get that far.
For this room I added a vintagy wallpaper.

And the other I just wallpapered one wall with a pretty pink.  

neither of the rooms are finished yet..   I am waiting for some new furniture to be delivered.

Downstairs in the kitchen I added a new floor... aka scrapbook paper.

And I set the high table for Easter breakfast.

Once I get things into a semi planned shape,  I can start making new stuff.
Meanwhile, I am having a great time planning it all out.

Today, while Paul and I had Stanley at the vet, we stopped in petsmart for some toys.. 
and I found these tiny aquatic plants for less then 5.00 ~  they will be perfect in these little clay pots.

I forgot how much fun this is!!!!

Until next time...
You know where I'll be.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!


  1. Oh how fun! I love that you found a great deal at Goodwill on the one house. I love the wallpaper, and the little attic space you've added. Oh and the plants for the clay pots are perfect. Blogger Shelia at Note Songs blog posts about miniatures and doll houses often - you should give her a visit! Have fun and can't wait to see all your goodies!

  2. Here is the link to Shelia's blog: http://www.notesongs.com/ I know she will love to visit your blog, too!

    1. Thank you Mildred. I will definitely check out this blog!

  3. Oh my goodness!
    You are incredible!!!!!
    I love them. Simply love.
    And have a cozy evening. : )

  4. Very fun!!! I actually lugged a big Barbie house home from the curb a while ago with the intent of doing a make-over, but then decided it was a bad idea... I regret that now:@)

    1. Bummer lynn. If you look at pinterest, people make dollhouses out of all kinds of things. Some day I will make a spooky house!!!!!

  5. I love it! Looking at the miniture houses at the Children's Museum is my favorite part. Have fun!

    1. I would love to see that wendi!!!! (And it's funny you should misspell that - just the other day while spell checking this blog post I realized that I have been spelling it like "minature". .. I had no idea that there was an i in there. Hahaha)

  6. Yes, I realize I misspelled miniature. I really need to proofread before I hit submit. :)

  7. Super! To rediscover an old joy!

    It's like you found, a brand new joy.

  8. Leslie, love this post. I found a dollhouse at ARC and another from a charity auction, and .... one of them is the same as your pink one!!! (Squeal!) I am just getting started with the renos . . . I've had them both for at least a year. How did you do the floor in that upstairs bedroom? I am tearing out all the floors and haven't found anything I like yet.

    1. Check out that link I mentioned..so many beautiful ideas. I remember that you were looking for a dollhouse, I bet you r excited to get them started. The floor in the bedroom I just painted brown and dry brushed white over top. Mostly I just use scrapbook paperfor flooring bc I change my mind so often. ; )

  9. So much fun!
    I still have my dollhouse from when I was little. It a metal one.
    I haven't been able to find a spot for it yet in the house so it
    hangs in the garage till then.

    M :)